The Black Eye Beans are a legume with a soft cream colour and a characteristic ‘black eye’ or spot. They are an integral part of the American, African and Asian cuisines. In the Southern United States, eating Black Eye Beans on New Year’s Day is considered lucky. Black Eye Beans are also known as Lobhiya (/Lobia) / Rongi / Karamani or cowpeas.
– Black Eye Beans are used in soups, salads, Mediterranean dishes and also with meat.
– When boiled and fried with Indian spices they can be used as a main dish and served with roti, rice, naan.